Travel: 4 Hours in Aarhus

Denmark's second city offers a range of museums, cultural institutions and fun, most of it packed into the center of town.

DINE at one of the caf?s on the Vadested strip by the canal. Enjoy a long draft beer with quiche or traditional Danish herring. Stay for the raucous nightlife.

SHOP on Stroget, the main pedestrian thoroughfare in a grid of no-car streets and home to the big Danish department stores Salling and Magasin du Nord. Check the adjacent Latin Quarter for boutiques featuring unique Danish design.

EXPLORE the Old Town heritage museum, which resembles a living old-fashioned Danish market town with lots of hands-on activities such as blacksmith and carpenter workshops. (

VISIT ARoS art museum, with 17,700 square meters of exhibition space, features international exhibits as well as permanent works from the Danish Golden Age up to the present (

UNWIND at Zen Garden, a short taxi ride from the town center. Meander through Japanese-inspired gardens ( and get a massage or a "caviar facial" at the wellness center. It's a great way to recharge your batteries.